Stop Putting Up With Acne—Here's How to Get Rid of It

Acne is a common skin condition that impacts 50 million Americans annually. It’s characterized by whiteheads, blackheads, and pus-filled pimples. Sometimes acne can take form as pus-filled bumps beneath the surface of your skin (also known as cystic lesions). Acne often begins in puberty and typically impacts teens and young adults, but it can occur at any age.

At Essence Skin Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, our team of expert aestheticians can treat your condition with non-invasive blue light therapy. This effective therapy can eradicate acne and leave you looking and feeling your best.

Suspected causes of acne

Many doctors agree there are four main causes of acne. These include:

You might notice too much sun exposure makes your acne worse. Or maybe you experience an outbreak after using lotions, moisturizers, and makeup. Food can also be a trigger for breakouts. Whatever the cause, acne can be extremely distressing and painful. Fortunately, there is a new solution that can help you become acne free.

Getting rid of acne

You may have tried traditional therapies for acne, like topical medications. These include retinoids, antibiotics, and products containing salicylic acid. Oral treatments include antibiotics, oral contraceptives, and anti-androgen drugs. Newer acne treatments include light-based therapies, such as lasers and photodynamic therapy.

Acne phototherapy is an innovative treatment specifically tailored to your personal needs. This treatment uses two different wavelengths, blue and red, to heal your skin. The blue wavelength goes under your skin to activate pigments. The red wavelength improves the anti-inflammatory response of your skin.

Blue light therapy for acne is safe, painless, and drug-free. Our aestheticians can use it on any area of your body. It works best in conjunction with other therapies, which we can recommend for you.  

Phototherapy doesn’t just heal your acne, it dramatically improves your skin appearance, tone, clarity, and smoothness. 

Acne scars 

Acne scarring is usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by clogged pores. The bigger the blemish the more likely it is to scar. Thankfully, our team at Essence Skin Clinic can help reduce the appearance of acne scars with topical creams, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing.

Are you ready to get rid of acne once and for all? Contact our office at 507-285-5505 or book an appointment using our online scheduling tool.

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